About Kevin P. Broughel

Kevin Broughel is a seasoned litigator with over two decades of experience in state and federal courts throughout the country, with a practice emphasis on financial services, securities and shareholder disputes, fiduciary duty litigation and commercial litigation. He is highly sought after for his ability to provide sound counsel on a variety of legal issues involving the financial services, securities and banking industries.

A litigation powerhouse with a keen eye for detail

Kevin has extensive experience representing corporations and individuals in various high-stakes matters involving corporate governance/fiduciary duties, securities fraud, mergers and acquisitions, class and derivative litigation, and bankruptcy litigation and restructuring matters. He has been individually recognized in many leading legal ranking publications, including Lawdragon, Benchmark Litigation, Chambers USA and Legal 500. According to client survey responses in Chambers, "he is a particularly strong choice for international clients or matters with a cross-border component" and is described as having "an excellent courtroom presence" and a "nuanced and sophisticated understanding of the law," while being "detail-oriented and very much a strategic thinker early on in the cases" as well as "very business-savvy." Additionally, Legal 500 highlights that Kevin is "very professional," "approachable and caring," and adept at "guiding [his clients] to the best resolution possible."

Kevin's experience is not limited to the financial services sector. His clients come from a variety of other industries, including energy, e-commerce, private equity, real estate and life sciences. Kevin is also a frequent speaker and writer on various financial and general commercial litigation topics and, in the past, has served as co-chair of the American Bar Association's programming for its Pre-Trial Practice and Discovery Committee.

While at Fordham University School of Law, he was a member of the Moot Court, serving as captain of the 2002 BMI/Cardozo Entertainment and Communications Law competition team that won "Best Overall Team" and "Best Brief Honors." Kevin also was a semifinalist in the 2001 Maurice Wormser Corporate Law Moot Court competition.

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"He's very attentive. He's really good about keeping in touch, keeping clients updated, and also brings really good strategy."

Chambers USA 2023
(New York, Litigation: Securities) survey response

Practice Focus

  • Securities class action and derivative litigation
  • General commercial litigation with an emphasis on financial services
  • M&A and fiduciary duty litigation
  • Consumer class action litigation
  • Restructuring/bankruptcy litigation
  • Life sciences/patent litigation

Representative Experience

  • Represented a telecommunications provider debtor in successfully restructuring its senior notes through a prepackaged Chapter 11 plan. *
  • Represented various open-end and closed-end funds in securities class action litigation, opt-out and shareholder derivative litigation. *
  • Represented a national pre-paid debit card in various consumer class actions over fund access issues. *
  • Represented a global air carrier in a multi-district litigation relating to alleged price-fixing in the global air cargo business. *
  • Represented a global investment bank in various cases involving complex synthetic CDO transactions. *
  • Represented a major energy delivery company before the Delaware Chancery Court and Delaware Supreme Court regarding a challenge to a $1.2 billion pipeline expansion project. *
  • Represented a major telecommunications and cable provider in Delaware Chancery Court concerning the purchase and sale of certain cable television systems. *
  • Represented a leading media company regarding termination obligations and unpaid commissions relating to television advertising services. *
  • Represented a worldwide boxing and sporting goods company in an action brought by shareholders concerning a proposed sale and merger. *
  • Represented a private equity firm in litigation arising from the proposed purchase of a sports trading card and memorabilia company. *
* Experience prior to Katten

Quick Reads

Presentations and Events

  • May 24, 2023
    Securities Litigation Trends and Emerging Issues | Presented by Cornerstone
  • June 20, 2017
    Global Litigation ConfEx
    Presenter | 2017 Forecast on Discovery and High-Stakes Litigations
  • May 4, 2017
    ABA Section of Litigation Annual Meeting
    Moderator | Getting an Early Edge: How Robust Early Case Assessment Can Help You Quantify Litigation Risk, Provide Better Settlement Opportunities, and Develop an Overall Cost-Effective Winning Strategy
  • September 29, 2016
    ABA Webinar
    Panelist | Taking Measure of "Proportionality": Examining the Implementation of the 2015 Federal Rules Amendments Nine Months Out
  • February 19, 2015
    ABA Teleconference
    Presenter | Early Case Assessment and Other Initial Stages of Complex Litigation
  • August 11, 2014
    ABA Annual Meeting
    Moderator | Disruptive Innovation and the Legal Services Market: Are Upsets on the Horizon?
  • August 7, 2014
    ABA Section of Litigation Annual
    Moderator | Disruptive Innovation and the Legal Services Market: Are Upsets on the Horizon?
  • April 11, 2014
    ABA Litigation Section Annual
    Moderator | For the Record, from Start to Finish: Your Case on Appeal Can Be Greatly Improved by Focusing on Potential Appellate Issues at Every Step of the Litigation Process
  • March 27, 2014
    ABA Teleconference
    Presenter | The Mightiest Pen: Effective Motion Practice
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